REAL LIFE DOLLS HOUSE
Ever wished you could live in a house just like Barbies? Canadian sculptor Heather Benning has created the life-size dollhouse of her dreams out a derelict building.
Heather, 32, discovered the tumble-down home in 2005 when she took a job as an artist in residence for the community of Redvers, Saskatchewan.
While driving to the nearest city of Brandon, Manitoba, to get art supplies she spotted the crumbling former home and pulled over to get a closer look.
To anyone else, the house was a decrepit wreck, but to Heather it held a world of possibilities. She said: When I saw the house through the windows, I saw a life sized dollhouse. I thought to myself, that should be the main project I work on while Im in the area.Once I returned home from the supply trip I made contact with the landowners of the property and found out the house had been abandoned since the late 1960s and was suffering from substantial water damage.I met with the owners of the land at their farm and promised them that if they donated the house to me, that I would complete the project and would not leave them with a mess to deal with...